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Martin O'Malley: “We’re The Only Species On The Planet Without Full Employment”

Are we, though?

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At a CNN town hall in Iowa Monday night, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley made his final pitch to Iowa voters a week before the caucuses.

Speaking about the U.S. economy, O'Malley offered this deep thought: “We’re the only species on the planet without full employment”

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But some were perplexed by O'Malley's comment. Are humans the only species without full employment?

"We're the only species on the planet without full employment" - huh?

Or these pigeons?

.@MartinOMalley says we're the only species without full employment. Pigeons. He forgot about pigeons.

What about sloths? Or poodles?

"We're the only species on the planet without full employment." @MartinOMalley has evidently never met a sloth. Or a poodle. #DemTownHall

Or all these animal emojis?

"We're the only species on the planet without full employment" - @MartinOMalley 🤔 🐶🐻🐮🐵🐔🐥🐝🕷🐱🐼🐷🙈🐧🐺🐛🦂🐭🐨🐽🙉🐦🐗🐌🦀🐹🐯🐸🙊🐤🐴🐞🐍🐰🦁🐙🐒🐣🦄🐜🐢 #DemTownHall

Where do these species work, Martin O'Malley?

Where do all the other animal species work that Martin O'Malley said were fully employed?

Kyle Blaine is the deputy politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Kyle Blaine at kyle.blaine@buzzfeed.com.

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